Whale Oil Lamp

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Object Name: 
Whale Oil Lamp
Accession Number: 
89.4.26
Dimensions: 
H: 19.8 cm, W(base): 9.6 x 9.3 cm.
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1820-1835
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Gertrude Christman Melvin Endowment
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass with a slight yellowish tinge, collar of pewter-like metal; blown, pressed and cut. Inverted pear-shaped blown font with two rows of cut 'punties' above cut vertical flutes, above a tooled knop, above a hollow bulbous stem with cut punties above two applied wafers and a straight stem section ending in a square base with a rosette underneath having twelve trifid rays. Pontil mark in center of rosette, base roughly ground and lower edges of base ground and polished. Metal collar on font.
Provenance: 
Skinner, Inc., Source
1989-05-31
Recent Important Acquisitions, 32 (1990) illustrated, p. 196, #18; BIB# AI74245